Year: 1982 Source: Hospital Risk Management, v.4, no.12, (December 1982), p.157-160 SIEC No: 19870872

This article discusses strategies for preventing suicide in institutional populations, particularly hospitals. Identifying previous suicidal behavior, a 4-step prevention plan, physical precautions to reduce risk, staff reactions, common suits brought against hospital & staff, & the hospital’s position in relation to liability for patient suicide are areas included in the discussion.